Chanelling the zen I felt staying in this beautiful ryokan in Kyoto as I finish the Christmas shopping today ✨ December is so crazy and can make us feel like we have to buy everything and catch up with everyone and do it all, but I’m choosing to slow down, buy less and soak in the last few drops of a huge year instead @gion_ryokan_qbeh
Roses are red, LAVENDERS are blue. As summer comes, the sea of lavenders takes the place of the silver snow that has covered the landscape of Hokkaido with during winter.
PC: Masami Goto (https://jp.zekkeijapan.com/spot/index/262/)
“One life, one encounter.”
The first robot-staffed hotel. I’m not talking about an SF film but one of the unique hotels in Japan named “Henn na Hotel (the weird hotel)”. Here, it is these amazing robots that take care of the guests, from bellboys to the cleaning of the foyer. No worries, the dinosaur robots at the front desk are perfect at English so let’s add the stay here to your Japan bucket list! PC: @rosa.honing
, フルリーナYOC( https://www.travel.co.jp/guide/article/25222/#photo10
Chinatown in Yokohama Japan, walked down this street a fair few times 🇯🇵
In the morning after a snowfall, you’ll see so much funny and creative artwork out there like these. The snow in Tokyo is sometimes annoying, but people already know some tricks of enjoying the white cityscape. ❄️
There's no better way to endure the cold of the winter in Japan than having a hot pot party! You can put anything in a pot over a fire, your favorite veggies, dumplings, fresh sea food and noodles etc. You might want to try the regional varieties when traveling in Japan from East to West.
This old Japanese garden "Kyu-Chikurin-in" knows how to make the most of the surrounding beautiful scenery. The reflection of these colourful autumn leaves in the black floor is just breathtaking. The garden belongs to the well-known "Enryaku-ji" temple in Shiga prefecture, which dates back to the late 8th century. Just wandering around in this old architecture makes you feel like you're on a journey to the past. (PC: @nanako_aizawa
Osaka 大阪市 🌿🍣 a city so full of life and a foodie paradise. This is the incredible view from the top of Osaka Castle and the massive crowd in Shinsekai on a Sunday night.
The final Japan blogpost is up now on 21xseven (yes, I’m the slowest blogger of all time 🙈) but if you feel like some travel inspiration on a Sunday morning, have a browse @visitjapanau
Snap back to my favourite view from a train 🚅📸🗻
Miyajima Island 🦌 home to the famous floating torii gate, maple leaf cakes and roaming deers *no reindeers sorry 😂 (and only a short ferry from Hiroshima!) More photos up on 21xseven now ✌🏻 @visitjapanau #宮島
Sydneysiders don’t miss out! MATSURI FESTIVAL SYDNEY @matsuri_in_sydney
is happening at Tumbalong Park tomorrow. Food, music, performances, cultural experiences and plenty of super kawaii friends like Hello Kitty… Basically we’ve got everything you need to immerse yourself in all aspects of Japanese culture. Cancel all other plans on Saturday and head over to Darling Harbour. See you there!
(PC: @matsuri_in_sydney @snakesquared @ksecrets
It’s definitely ice cream weather today 🍦 37 degrees in Melbourne!
Tokyo Disney Resort isn't the only theme park in Tokyo where you can indulge yourself in your childhood dream. If you know any of Studio Ghibli animated films, like "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Kiki's Delivery Service" etc., you would definitely be in love with "The Ghibli Museum" in Mitaka. There, you can see the cuddly Totoro beside the gate welcoming all the guests and look up at the giant robot from "Castle in the Sky". Come along and take this exciting trip to the Ghibli world!
Anybody watched Origin on YouTube? Loved the parts where they showed a Bladerunner’esc futuristic Tokyo 🔥
Congratulations to "Namahage", the traditional demon-like deity in Oga city, which has made the United Nations' Intangible Cultural Heritage list on November 29th! These terrifying deities go from house to house looking for naughty kids and scare them. The spirit of this ritual is not just to make children behave but to help them develop the sense of affiliation to their regional community. It is this aspect that got highly evaluated and thus made possible its addition to one of the most prestigious lists in the world!
This is the face of one happy Tokyo DisneySea fan. After 13 hours of non-stop action, laughs and thrills, both the kids left begging for more! Guess that means we’ll be heading back to Tokyo for a repeat visit real soon.
#PR #tokyodisneyresort #tokyodisneysea
Japanese vending machines💥 they’ve become a cult symbol of cool Japan and can be found absolutely everywhere (even at the top of Mount Fuji!) 🗻
Some fun facts;
- you can get hot + cold drinks in the same machine!
- there’s one vending machine for every 25 people
- annual sales total $60 billion
Tanzan shrine in Nara prefecture is spectacular place. This photo by @japantravelphoto.In
autum its garden turn to red with autum leaves. It would be great to explore enjoying the nice vibes.
A stolen kiss for my Minnie. It wouldn’t be a Disney Day without a Mickey moment. And she’s lucky to have caught him as he was off with his pals to study the ruins of an ancient civilisation in the Lost River Delta.
#PR #tokyodisneyresort #tokyodisneysea
It’s almost that time of year again. Time to decide who and what comes into 2019, and what patterns can stay in the past ✌🏻
This is a Chōzuya, a place to cleanse the body and mind with water before you enter a shrine #手水舎 #Kyoto
Everything in Japan lines up perfectly, even people queuing for trains👌🏻 #八坂神社 #YasakaShrine
Check out my new film print out feed on @808tones
🙏🏼 Be dropping a couple give aways on there very soon 👀
Meanwhile, check this majestic view of Mt Fuji 📸✌🏼
Nothing but golden memories from Kyoto ✨there’s a new post up on 21xseven with all my favourite spots, including Kinkaku-ji, the sparkliest temple in Japan @visitjapanau #金閣寺
I dreamed about going to Japan for so long, and it was everything I hoped it would be and more 😍
Blog posts for Takayama and Kyoto are on 21xseven now, two places you should definitely add to your travel wishlist @visitjapanau
Enodhoma sea candle is lighted up temporarily before Christmas. This photo by @maami.111.
The beautiful and romantic spot is popular among couples for the special dating.
Tokyo, the bokeh capital of the world 🔴🔵
That’s feels when you drove 5 hours back and forth for sunrise mission which lasts about couple of minutes and get called in for work, 😭😭😭😭 but hella worth it though, my new photos will be up soon 🙂.